Surreal Redecorating Ideas for the COVID Era

We’ve spent a lot of time at home this year.  And somehow, in this surreal era, it seems appropriate that our home environments should suit our new reality–or lack thereof.  So here are some suitably surreal redecorating suggestions (most of which are for sale—see their captions).  The key is not to take things too seriously.  After all, this year hasn’t taken us seriously.  It’s           messed with our heads, our relationships, and who knows what else?     Isn’t it time we returned the favor?

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“Exit, pursued by a bear.” ~William Shakespeare

“As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.” ~Lautreamont

“Sometimes in life we can’t grasp the boundary between reality and unreality. The boundary always seems to be shifting. We need to pay close attention to that movement otherwise we won’t know which side we’re on.” ~Haruki Murakami

“So I set my mind to know wisdom and madness and folly. But I learned that this, too, was just chasing after the wind.” ~Ecclesiastes 1:17

“That’s what dreams are really like, you know? They’re not full of melting clocks or floating roses or people made out of rocks. Most of the time, dreams look just like the normal world. It’s your feelings that tell you something’s off.” ~Amy Reed

“There are no coincidences, only mysteries that haven’t been solved, clues that haven’t been placed. Most are blind to the language of the bird overhead, the leaf in our path, the phonographic record stuck in a groove, the unknown caller on the phone.” ~Sara Gran

“Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty. Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light.” ~Jyrki Vainonen

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all.” ~G.K. Chesterton

“(He finally) understood that, despite everything, life was a gift.” ~Albert Camus


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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29 Responses to Surreal Redecorating Ideas for the COVID Era

  1. how many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but you’ll also need a goat and a blue giraffe.

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  2. Sooooooooo wonderful! Thank you for sharing these impressions, and have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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  3. Love all the funky furniture! We have a few similar pieces here in the Wolfson Art Deco museum.
    Quotes are very well chosen indeed.

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  4. These are all fascinating, but I think, of these, what I am most likely to practically own is the otter tape dispenser. I have an otter character in my children’s book in progress too. 🙂

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  5. Relax... says:

    Shoot, I thought the other was holding toilet paper. My day is ruined! (Great finds.)

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  6. I think I see garage sales in people’s future.

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  7. Lovely quotes and wild photos!

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  8. Love the quote by Albert Camus.

    Also the giant carrot/chest of drawers. I didn’t realize my life was incomplete until I saw it.

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  9. Great quotes all and the photos just remind me how imaginative the human mind continues to be. They left me with a smile too.

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  10. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

    Why be normal?

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  11. Nancy Ruegg says:

    A number of pieces seem inspired by Alice in Wonderland. At least they’d look “normal” there. Great fun to peruse!

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  12. c.f. leach says:

    Sometimes Mitch you leave me speechless (LOL) Blessings and Peace.

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  13. Aimee P says:

    These are awesome! Too funny!

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  14. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    But as Creative Christians wild ideas are our bread & butter, right? Have a great Thanksgiving, brother.

    In Christ,


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  15. rahjomuelvin says:

    The elephants on the shelf is sooooo ❤️!

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